Love in Disguise by Carol Cox is a story that blends romance, humor, and mystery in one book. Ellie Moore in the opening has just lost her job, her home, and had no family, friends, or money on which to fall back. The only possessions she had was her dilapidated bag which contained her few possessions and a small trunk of stage costumes given to her from her last employer, an actor. When she is down to her last dime she hears of an opening at the Pinkerton Detective Agency for a woman agent. With absolutely no detective skills or training, Ellie manages to get the job using her acting skills and the costumes in her trunk. She heads out for the silver mines in Arizona which have been beset by thieves. Ellie has to use all that she knows about people and the costumes in her trunk to work to solve the theft ring in Pickford Arizona in the 1880's.
I was excited to find this book using the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a large base of this novel. The Pinkertons have always interested me and to read a novel using this agency as a base sounded good. This story is one of life in Arizona in 1880 for an unmarried woman on her own. Ms Cox has delivered a well written story on the life of a female detective working undercover solving crimes and finding a good man to love. Thank you Ms Cox for this good read.
This book was provided for this review by Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group.